Breaking News: Judicial Review Set To Delay Heliport Plans

Penzance heliport

Sainsbury’s plans to build a supermarket on the heliport site in Penzance are likely to be delayed following confirmation this afternoon that a judicial review on the decision has been called.

Cornwall Council spokesperson, Shirley Northey, said the authority has received notice that Tesco is seeking permission to judicially review the Council’s decision-making process in granting planning permission to Sainsbury’s.

She said Tesco is claiming there was insufficient evidence about the loss of the heliport as a factor in deciding the application and that the Council acted unlawfully in not securing an alternative site in the locality.

Shirley added: “The Council is disappointed that Tesco has delayed so long and put this claim in as late as possible. The Council will be fully defending this claim but this process could take several months to conclude.”

We have been unable to contact anyone at British International Helicopters to find out how this will affect their plans to move to Newquay.


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